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Your Boss Is Checking Your Social Media. It’s Not As Scary As You Think

Worried that your boss – or soon-to-be boss – is checking your social media? Some employers are screening social media as part of background checks, and what you post can make a difference in whether you get a job. But that doesn’t mean you have to scrub your online history. Background check executive Dan Shoemaker tells us what companies are really looking out for when they eye your social media feeds before hiring. And social media consultant Rachel Karten offers some advice for promoting your personal brand online in a way that will get you hired. 

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Further Reading:

How People Can Make Smarter—and Healthier—Social-Media Choices 

When Twitter’s Watching, Companies Behave Better 

Workplace Report 

Careers Newsletter 

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Work smarter and advance in your career with the As We Work podcast. With actionable steps grounded in WSJ reporting, As We Work gives practical advice to help you improve your work life. Hear compelling conversations with everyday people, experts and WSJ reporters as we focus on the workplace topics that are top of mind and offer tips and tricks for handling the thorniest of situations.
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